Blackwood Crossing Review
There are many well developed themes in recent indie titles, but recently morals of sibling bondings seem to be less common. A new adventure title, Blackwood Crossing not only has this in mind, but looks to mix it with a unique setting, premise and protagonist. Seems like a lot to handle, but can it be accomplished fluently?
Blackwood Crossing’s gameplay is a mix of conversations and puzzle solving, both rewarding in their own rights. The latter involves more use of the game’s mechanics, but the frequent dialogue also makes the story seem much more mysterious. This tension doesn’t fade much during Blackwood Crossing’s entirety, representing a greatly paced game.
Story & Design:
The narrative of Blackwood Crossing contains a few issues here and there, but nothing contrasted the game’s potential greatness than the voice acting. Emotions feel off when surrounding certain sentences and tones, and some character interactions are simply awkward. Considering how common this is, it does lower some of the game’s other heights.
Presentation/ Visuals & Audio:
Thankfully, Blackwood Crossing does things a lot better in the presentation department, where environments, character design, and the score are great to behold. This makes simple scenes like a level transition feel otherworldly, which is certainly an impressive feat to set.
The plot issues of Blackwood Crossing are certainly palpable, but elsewhere, the game does anything besides falling flat. The gameplay is mixed well and presentation is tight, so just be willing to accept one big issue or two and you’ll have a good time.
Blackwood Crossing gets a 7/10 (Average)
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